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    Member aidenvfx's Avatar
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    Looking for a new Monitor and Mac Pro Graphics card

    I am looking to upgrade my current monitor to something a little better. However on a small budget. I am wanting a monitor between 22-24 inches and a price range of $250-$350. Just wondering what other's are using or would recommend?

    I am also going to upgrade my Mac Pro graphics card either with the ATI 5870 or 5770. I am wondering what others think as far as the price difference being worth it to go up to the 5870?

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    Pixel and Poly Pusher JeffrySG's Avatar
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    I put a 5770 in my 1st gen MacPro and have been very happy with it. I didn't want to spend to much upgrading such an old machine.

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    Super Member JonW's Avatar
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    If the monitor & card is for the same setup, I would leave the card as is & spend the money & get as good as monitor as possible. I've got the Dell Ultra Sharp monitors 24" & 30", my Mac Mini has a 30" but you do need the extra cable. But any monitor up to 1920 x 1200 pixels is fine & this is with the crappy inbuilt graphics.
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    I have an ATI 5770 in my 2008 Mac Pro, but I have been tempted to get some Cuda acceleration going now that I have bought Adobe CS5 Production Premium:
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